So i have an 09 chevy aveo5, this is the hatchback model, automatic trans. The other day after starting it i noticed that the battery light was on, as well as the handbrake light. At the time i didn’t think much of it although I’ve never had any dashlights turned on. I drove about a mile and noticed that the dash lights turned off and it seemed like it was running out of battery and the alternator was not charging. I made a turn and as soon as i hit the brakes, the car stalled. I assume the alternator was not charging and therefore i drove that mile on the battery alone. I was unable to start the car, as the starter solenoid clicked but the starter didn’t turn, i assume because the car was almost completely out of battery. The central locking did work and i was able to lock the car using the remote.
Today, i had AAA try to jump start it and with the jumper cables on, nothing at all would happen when turning the keys. The dash did light up, but the needles were all jumping around, and as you turned the key, nothing would happen at all, no clicking, no anything. AAA said that probably my alternator was bad and my starter too. Now im skeptical of this because I’ve never had any problem with my starter, the day before the car started no problem. I believe that it must be an electrical issue, something draining the battery, and not allowing the car to start, more than a mechanical problem. Any opinions or other things to check??? Im probably going to have to take it in to get checked, but i would like to see if anyone has seen a similar problem.